Jodi Dusik-Sharpe, Vice President/Secretary
I am thrilled to be the CANN Vice President. Thank you for the opportunity to represent Neuroscience Nurses across Canada!
I have been a member of CANN for just shy of 30 years and without a doubt, my affiliation with CANN has enriched both my nursing career and my personal life. The friendships I have made along the way are treasured and I look forward to reuniting with my Canadian colleagues each year at the AGM and Scientific Sessions.
I LOVE NEURO NURSING!!!!!!!! The patients, the families, the multi-disciplinary team, like minded colleagues with a passion for challenging nursing care enriched in patient advocacy, research, benchmark standards of practice and compassion…..What a privilege it has been to spend my career in this field.
I spent the first 25 years of my nursing career in inpatient and outpatient Neurosurgery centers in Winnipeg. Being part of the CNA Neuroscience Nursing Certification exam committee in recent years was a professional highlight and serving both the Provincial and National BOD’s of CANN has been a constant in my career for which I am grateful for. Having a passion for injury prevention after witnessing the devastating impact of brain and spinal cord injuries on patients, families and the community as a whole, I was fortunate to be part of the Think First Foundation of Canada for 15 years to spread the injury prevention message and partner with injury survivors who shared their story of life after injury. The past 5 years have been in a variety of roles within Home Care, Neuro Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. No matter where my career takes me, I find (or perhaps seek out….) neuro patients and their families.
I look forward to the next 3 years on the CANN Executive and thank the current Executive for welcoming me to the role. CANN members from coast to coast have so much to be proud of. Thank you for all you do.